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Standing (Stationary waves)

  1. Jan 24, 2015 #1
    Can standing waves be both transverse and longitudinal?
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    Resonance in musical instruments relies on standing wave.
  4. Feb 26, 2015 #3


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    In a waveguide, we can have both transverse waves and a longitudinal component.
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    Also, the most commonly observed waves - water waves- are surface waves and there is displacement both longitudinally and vertically. The surface waves 'look' sinusoidal at low amplitudes but become very much more 'peaky' at high amplitude.
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